Quality of life and healthy aging in urban renewal

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Abstract

Population aging has become a global trend and there will be a paradigm shift among the living style of the older people by the year of 2030. As they would have obtained more education, better health and income, they may have changed needs in the urban environment. In particular, while urban renewal becomes an emergent trend, the characteristics of urban environment in the older districts in cities play an important role in influencing elderly people's physical and psychological well-being. This paper highlights the need to address the critical factors for enhancing healthy aging and quality of life in urban planning. Through literature review, key concepts for healthy aging are presented and they are incorporated into the context of sustainable urban renewal. Based on that, a preliminary theoretical framework is developed for further in-depth study on quality of life for healthy aging in urban renewal projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2011
PublisherThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages146-151
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789623677219
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event16th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2011 - Chongqing, China
Duration: 23 Sep 201125 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference16th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChongqing
Period23/09/1125/09/11

Keywords

  • Healthy aging
  • Quality of life
  • Urban renewal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Urban Studies

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